Nothing is ever Worth
A certain Bhikkhu once asked the Blessed Buddha:
Venerable Sir, how should one know and see, in order to eliminate all
ignorance and to facilitate the emergence of real and true knowledge?
Bhikkhu, when one has heard that:
is worth clinging to,
then one directly knows everything! Having directly known everything,
one fully understands everything! Having fully understood everything,
one sees & regards all aspects, signs and phenomena quite differently:
remote, as something alien, as something other, & neither
as something that is 'me', nor 'mine', nor as an 'I', a 'self, or an 'Ego'!
One regards the eye,
all forms, visual consciousness,
& experiences caused seeing quite differently... As something
One regards the ear,
all sounds, auditory consciousness,
feelings & experiences by hearing differently... As something
One regards the nose,
all smells, olfactory consciousness,
& smelled feelings & experiences differently. As something quite
One regards the tongue, any taste, gustatory consciousness,
tasted feelings & experiences differently... As something
One regards the body, any
touch, tactile consciousness,
touched feelings & experiences very differently... As something
One regards the mind, any thought,
thought out feelings & experiences differently... As something all
When, Bhikkhu, whoever knows & sees all signs
and appearances thus, then all
ignorance is left behind by him and real and true knowledge has emerged...
is worth clinging to!
The Grouped Sayings of the Buddha.
Samyutta Nikāya. Book IV
Section 35: On The 6 Senses. The Elimination of Ignorance: